The 5th Working IEEE/IFIP Conference on Software Architecture (WICSA 2005) was held 6 to 9 November in Pittsburgh, with over 100 in attendance.
WICSA 2005 was the 5th gathering in the series, on the 10th birthday of modern software architecture research. To mark this anniversary, WICSA 2005 aimed to be a dialogue between researchers and practitioners, allowing us to understand what has been achieved, and also what today's and tomorrow's priorities are.
WICSA 2005 met with the 12th Working Conference on Reverse Engineering (WCRE 2005), and there were several joint sessions. As was pioneered at WICSA 2004 (Oslo), a conference wiki was up and running throughout the meeting, enabling participants to discuss issues raised by sessions, comment on papers, raise new discussion topics, and produce session summaries for the conference proceedings to be distributed after the conference.
The proceedings, published by the IEEE Computer Society Press, will be mailed to conference participants on April 7 and will be available from the IEEE Digital Library.
Planning for the next WICSA, to be held in early 2007, is underway.